An issue comes up, and you need to decide what to do.
You think about it and devise three possible ways to approach it. You must take some action! Doing nothing avoids the problem, and that’s no way to manage it. Right? Well – maybe.
We are often taught that it’s important to address things and do so promptly. Usually, that is true. But not always. Sometimes, Option 4 is the way to go. For now, do nothing. Certain issues are best left alone to cook a bit longer. Sometimes, they will disappear or become minimally important.
This tip is not intended to be an encouragement to procrastinators. This tip is designed for the folks at the other end of the spectrum who always feel they must act and often do so quickly.
Bottom line? Always include Option 4 as one of your choices.